Snake 'n eggs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rvl Rookie, May 30, 2012.

  1. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    I keep reading on here about people who have problems with snakes eating their ungathered eggs, but didn't think much about it.

    Yesterday when I checked for eggs, the only one there at the time was one from my little Pencil Rock hen, and for some reason I remembered those threads. I figured my biggest snake could handle it, so I gave it a try, and it didn't take very long for that egg to disappear. [​IMG]

    They're just cell phone pics, so they aren't very good;

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  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Wow! I'm sure the snake was happy.
     
  3. Phyrst

    Phyrst Chirping

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    What pics! You should post these at other places on the site too, I think there are some topics under Predators and Pests. You have an egg-eater! What did you do with this snake?
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    They are beautiful. [​IMG] I like snakes, they can have all my eggs they want as long as they eat rats and mice also.
    Course i got more eggs and chickens than i need.
     
  5. jeepgurl

    jeepgurl Songster

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    ewwww......................icky snake. awesome pics though. my chickens eat mice and chase pack rats. im watching them kill a sparrow right now on the security camera. they remind me of the raptors in jurassic park. especially the easter eggers.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That was a hungry snake!
     
  7. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    These are pets. I keep them in a stereo cabinet, in my living room.

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  8. awesome snakes!!!
     
  9. Phyrst

    Phyrst Chirping

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    They look awesome! Just curious if you know - black is the generic term we use to describe a number of snakes that have black coloring; ie black rat snake, black king snake, black racer etc. I can see a light pattern on one. Is it a black rat snake or black king snake?
     
  10. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

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    These two are both Black Rat Snakes (proper names). I know most people use made-up names, and normally at random, but I don't do that.

    They have cool looking patterns, but it doesn't show well unless they're distended like when eating. Here's some pics showing a bit of the patterns, including belly checkerboard pattern.[​IMG]

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